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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Arnold Blaquera Alcalde, 42, of Waipahu, died Jan. 14, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Drywall installation specialist. Survived by mother, Columbina; brothers, Glenn and Edwin; sister, Ellen; nephews and nieces. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6 at Moanalua Mortuary.

Violet "Maile-Tita" Kalina Kwai Chan Almeida, 73, of Kahaluu, formerly of Papakolea, died Jan. 20, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Personal caregiver. Survived by sons, Allen "Pancho" Caballero, Douglas and Darrell; daughters, Jeanne Caballero-Alday, Linda Caballero-Toribio and Uilani; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; mother, Violet Yee Schmidt; brother, Joe Keola; sister, Jujenann Keola. Visitation 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 2:30 p.m.; scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire.

Edna Yuk Kam Choy Chow, 99, of Honolulu, died Jan. 16, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Hat designer; retired seamstress. Survived by son, Harrison; daughter, Diana Chow Yee; brothers, Yun Tim and Fai Choy; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service held. Donations to Lanakila Multi Purpose Senior Center. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Jessie Import Dela Cruz, aka Jessica Import Dela Cruz, 49, of Honolulu, died Dec. 15, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughters, Jacquelyn and Gwendolyn; mother, Ethel Colman Import; brother, Henried Import; niece, Misty; nephew, Pohaku. Private service. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Paul Monroe Drew, 65, of Mäkaha, died Jan. 9, 2010. Born in Fredrick, Md. Wood worker; Army veteran of Vietnam War. Survived by sister, Alana. Private service. Donations to the Hawaiian Humane Society. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Gary "Baba" Allen Gonsalves Jr., 17, of Pähoa, Hawaii, died Jan. 20, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Pähoa High School student. Survived by father, Gary Sr.; mother, Russlynn "Baby Girl"; brother, Bryson; sisters, Shavonn and Manu; companion, Tiani Fontes; grandmothers, Manu Jones and Pamela Kanae; hänai brother, Isaac Soares. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Sure Foundation Church, Hilo; service 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers and lei welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary Services.

Jon Takashi Kobayashi, 66, of Honolulu, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Leahi Hospital administrator. Survived by wife, Sharon; daughter, Traci Jay; son, Jon Adon "Buddah"; hänai sons, Mesa Savea and Darryl Estrada; two grandchildren. Visitation 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.

Eileen Mary Lappert, 86, of Läwai, Kauai, died Jan. 25, 2010. Born in London. Paralegal and artist. Survived by sons, Michael, Patrick and Brenden; daughter, Julie; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Donalee "Bebe" Aweau Makuaaka Donalee L.N. Bebe Aweau Makua, 42, of Käneohe, died Jan. 14, 2010. Born in Kailua. Kamaaina Kids site coordinator. Survived by husband, David; sons, Kawika, Kealoha and Dustyn; mother, Patricia Kopa; brother, Myles Aweau; sister, Tammy Ford; grandson, Zayden. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church, Red Hill; service 11 a.m. to noon; inurnment 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Eternal Peace Section. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Teruko Mamiya, 96, of Mililani, died Jan. 25, 2010. Born in Shiga, Japan. Retired Japanese language/culture teacher. Survived by sons, Lawrence and Roy; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Sunday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii; service 11 a.m. No koden (monetary gifts). Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Nancy Fumiko Manago, 89, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, died Jan. 20, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired hotel assistant manager. Survived by husband, Harold; sons, Merwyn, Randall and Dwight; daughters, Elaine Katahara and Sherre Belany; brothers, Masao, Yasuo, Junichi and George Nakamoto; sister, Yaeko Hakoda; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission; service 2:30 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

Robert "Bunzy" Francis Olmos Sr., 84, of Pearl City, died Jan. 17, 2010. Born in Waikíkí. Retired city Department of Environmental Services, Refuse Division truck driver. Survived by son, Robert Jr.; daughters, Bobi Olmos Arnold, Veralen Lum and Laureen Cabanlet; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes 8:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Kuhio Beach. Meet at Duke's statue. Hui waa lahui welcome.

Benedict "Ben" Patrick Ompad, 63, of South Carolina, died Jan. 23, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired Air Force master sergeant; Vietnam War veteran. Survived by daughter, Dr. Danielle; sisters, Rita Castillo and Pauline Facuri; nieces, nephews; grandnieces, grandnephews. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church; Mass 11 a.m.; lunch to follow; inurnment 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Rupert Joe Pocock, 89, of Pearl City, died Dec. 19, 2009. Born in Pomona, Calif. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pattern maker; Navy veteran. Survived by wife, Virginia "Lee"; sons, Keith, Mark, Douglas, David, Kirk, Mitch, Brad and Kevin; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; Mass 10 a.m. No flowers. Donations to the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders or Smile Train.

Lillian Ayako Sasaki, 92, of Waipahu, died Jan. 6, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. custodian; also formerly employed by Hormel Co. Survived by son, Michael; daughter, Aileen Tom; sisters, Rachel Ono and Barbara Matsuura; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11 a.m.

Victoriana Nato Serapion, 91, of Kapolei, died Jan. 10, 2010. Born in Apaya, Mapandan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by husband, Ignacio; sons, Dominador, Rogelio, Jaime and Vivencio; daughters, Marcelina Bautista and Leonora; 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Donna Powell Tate, 79, of Honolulu, died Jan 16, 2010. Born in California. Travel consultant for HNL Travel. Survived by husband, Wallace; daughters, Valerie Wilson and Kimberly; brother, Larry Powell; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Committal service 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Donations to American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Saturnino "Sat" Jacinto Tomas, 96, of Haleiwa, died Jan. 24, 2010. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Schofield Barracks Engineering Department electrician supervisor with 39 years of service. Survived by wife, Rosalina "Sally" "Rose"; sons, Franklin and Andrew; brothers, Eusebio, Timoteo and Dominador; sister, Cristina Balantac; three grandchildren. Visitation 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Dorine Umeno Tomita, 88, of Honolulu, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Makaweli, Kauai. Retired from Saga Foods. Survived by sons, Alvin, Russell and Rodney; sister, Kay Nishimura; granddaughters, Jamie, Kristin and Caryn. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m.

Ronald Tatsuo Umehara, 70, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired accountant and private income tax preparer. Survived by sons, Todd and Kurt; sister, Sheila Kim; two grandchildren. Private service held. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Robert Wabinga, 87, of California, died Dec. 13, 2009. Born in Ewa. Army veteran. Survived by daughters, Georgia Ann Abear and Danette; one grandson. Visitation 5 p.m. tomorrow at St. Michael Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10:15 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.